Protein Metabolism

Protein Metabolism

Like carbs and lipids, proteins are one of the most fundamental biomolecules to study. Interestingly, though still important, protein metabolism is less tested but for a student who is looking to score high, protein metabolism is an absolute must! In this webinar, we will tackle the different ways that proteins are metabolized but also synthesized. There will be high level connections to biochemistry and organic chemistry.

At a glance


Essential skills

  • Identify amino acids and other commonly tested metabolic molecules

  • Integrate protein metabolism with your understanding of other metabolic cycles

  • Follow arrow pushing mechanisms for major synthesis routes of amino acids


Knowledge Fundamentals

  • Ketogenic vs glucogenic amino acids and where they enter metabolic cycles

  • Urea cycle and how it links with the Krebs cycle

  • Protein breakdown and synthesis methods

  • Amino acid synthesis methods


On the MCAT

  • Compared to carb or fat metabolism, protein metabolism is much lower yield

  • There are organic chemistry connections to be made

  • Be sure to als understand metabolism at the digestive level (see our GI webinars)


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